Ana Paula Barreira

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women worldwide and several studies have shown that they are under-represented in cardiac rehabilitation therapy. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of women in a cardiac rehabilitation program and to assess their response to this intervention. (More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has been shown to decrease mortality and morbidity, improve the control of risk factors and the quality of life of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the elderly are underrepresented in most studies and in real-life CR programs. Our goal was to evaluate the impact of CR after an acute coronary syndrome(More)
Sustainable development of cities implies investigating cities in a holistic way taking into account many interrelations between various urban and environmental problems. Urban models are created with the objective of helping city planners and stakeholders in their decision-making processes. Models which represent in 3 dimensions the geometric elements of a(More)
INTRODUCTION The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRP) strongly influences the recovery of functional capacity (FC), resulting in improved prognosis and survival. OBJECTIVE To determine the cardiovascular risk factors that predict changes in FC in patients on CRP. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional descriptive retrospective study of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Diabetic patients have a 2-4 times higher risk of cardiovascular disease than non-diabetic individuals. The aims of this study are to evaluate the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation program (phase II) in patients with diabetes and coronary disease and to compare the results with regard to control of cardiovascular risk factors and(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to improve patients' functional capacity, as well as to educate them and to monitor their cardiovascular risk factors. AIM The study aims to evaluate the effects of cardiac rehabilitation programs in patients with coronary disease over a 12-month follow-up period with regard to control of(More)
INTRODUCTION The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs have gained tremendous importance in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and it's a challenge to ensure the practice of regular exercise during and after the supervised program. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence the physical activity habits at 12 months after the Cardiac(More)
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